One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Florence is the jewel of the Renaissance: a must-see destination for anyone with even a cursory interest in art or history because of its mesmerising buildings and art treasures.
Flights to Florence airport (FLR) take around one and half hours from London. The airport is situated around 20 to 30 minutes out of the city centre, but taxis are plentiful and there is also a regular bus service that terminates right in the city centre across from the railway station.
Travellers undertaking flights to Florence generally wish to see the major treasures of the Renaissance which are dotted around the city centre. Chief among these is Filippo Brunelleschi's cathedral, whose Duomo, Baptistry and Square dominate the city.
The rapidity of Florence flights enables visitors to reach the city in time to see many of its other dazzling sites in one day, including the Medici Chapels, the Academia, the Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Boboli Gardens, Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella and the wonderful viewing point over the River Arno from the Michelangelo Gardens.
The destination airport for Florence flights can also be Pisa (PSA) just a few miles away, where after a visit to the famous Leaning Tower, visitors can catch a regular bus into the city centre, in time for a slot at the Uffizi Gallery to study the priceless treasures of Botticelli, Filippino Lippi, Michelangelo and many others.
Indeed, there is so much art and history packed into the city that its centre is a renowned World Heritage Site. However the city also enjoys a favourable location in the midst of the Tuscan countryside and staying in Florence will also allow the visitor easy access to the nearby beauty of the hills and valleys of Tuscany, a region also famed for its gastronomy.
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